I was in Maui when the quake hit. Huge shaking for something like 20 seconds or more. I hoped the epicenter was nearby because I knew that if we were far from it other areas closer must have sustained some bad damage. The aftershock was also a good shaker too.
Maui immediately lost power and so did Oahu and the Big Island. About 10 min after the aftershock I got online via my PowerBook and Treo via bluetooth to check USGS for earthquake info. Epicenter Kona/Kohala, magnitude something like 4.6-6.5 (preliminary data is always sketchy). I left messages for folks on the Big Isle about all the info I knew. Houses shifted off foundations in Kohala.
Now I’m at Maui airport waiting for my flight back to Kona. Security says it’s normal Sunday since United cancelled all their flights.
gotta go, just got a hop on an earlier flight. See ya.